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MEDIA ADVISORY: Computational Medicine Day explores supercomputing in medicine

EVENT: The university’s first Computational Medicine Day. WHEN: May 13, 2014. WHERE: The O’Donnell Building for Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences, Avaya Auditorium, 201 E. 24th St., Austin, Texas 78712. BACKGROUND: The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) Committee on Computational Medicine (Professor Michael Sacks, chair) will host the invitational Computational Medicine Day in…   » Continue Reading

Three Faculty Members to Receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

Three Faculty Members to Receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

Three faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.

Cockrell School of Engineering Sees Highest Female Enrollment Numbers Ever

This fall, the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has set records in its female enrollment. The school reported the highest percentage of incoming female freshmen and the largest number of female undergraduates enrolled.

Longhorn Network Earnings Draw Top Scholars in Philosophy, Math and Engineering

Internationally renowned engineer and mathematician Francois Baccelli and philosopher Galen Strawson have been appointed to two new endowed chairs at The University of Texas at Austin, effective Sept. 1. The appointments make for a total of seven endowed academic chairs funded by earnings from the Longhorn Network.

Engineering Professors Honored as Two of the World’s Top Young Innovators

Zheng Wang and Nanshu Lu, assistant professors at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering, have each been named to MIT Technology Review’s list of the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35 (TR35) for their health-related discoveries.

University Experts Available to Discuss Back-to-School Topics

University of Texas at Austin faculty experts are available to talk about a wide range of K-12 and higher education issues related to the start of school, including education policy, teaching strategies, children’s mental and emotional health, and closing the achievement gap.   Children's Mental and Emotional Health KEVIN STARK Professor, Department of Educational Psychology…   » Continue Reading

Top Texas STEM Teachers Share Teaching Strategies

June 25, 2012 Event: Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers will share best practices and be honored at the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching annual conference When: June 27-29, with an exhibit hall showcase of STEM lessons, a reception and dinner Wednesday, June 27, from 5 to 9 p.m.…   » Continue Reading

Dean Manuel J. Justiz Honored With $1.4 Million Endowed Chair

The Education Foundation Advisory Council for The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education has contributed $500,000 to create the $1.4 million Manuel J. Justiz Endowed Chair in Math, Science and Technology in Teacher Education. With fundraising ongoing, the endowment totals $1.4 million in gifts and pledges from 139 donors, making it one of…   » Continue Reading

Halliburton Program Develops Business Leaders From Students in Liberal Arts, Science and Other Majors

Halliburton Program Develops Business Leaders From Students in Liberal Arts, Science and Other Majors

The University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business prepares to graduate 91 students this Friday from the Halliburton Business Foundations Summer Institute, an eight-week program that exposes non-business majors to the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed as business leaders.

Nobel Prize Winner Wieman Delivers Plenary Talk at UTeach Conference

Event: “A Scientific Approach to Learning and Teaching Science,” a plenary talk by Nobel Prize recipient Carl Wieman and kick off for the annual national UTeach conference When: 1–2:45 p.m., May 24 Where: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Grand Ballroom, Salon C, 1900 University Ave. Background: Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Carl Wieman will kick…   » Continue Reading